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. >> here's jay carney responding to the report in the book coming out tuesday. >> it's important to know that campaigns and pollsters as part of campaigns test a lot of things. what i can tell you without a doubt is that the president never considered that and had anyone brought that idea to him, he would have laughed it out of the room. joe biden has been an asset to this president in two campaigns and throughout five years of this administration. >> well, chris cillizza is an msnbc contributor. and michael scherer for "time" magazine. chris, i want you to first get in on this. there's one way to play it down. i guess that's what bill daly was doing. not denying it. the key is he accepted the fact of this book that there was a set of focus groups taken, there was money spent to try to decide whether to dump the vice president who was close to bill daly personally and close to the president. they were that worried that they conducted all this research to dump him. and then they decided after getting the research, not deciding ahead of time we love this guy. but after the research saying
% of individuals would not be able to keep their policies. yesterday white house press secretary jay carney tried to clarify the law and those past remarks from the president. >> what everybody said all along there will be changes brought about by the affordable care act to provide minimum standard of coverage. so it's true that there are existing health care plans on the individual market that don't meet those minimum standards and, therefore, do not qualify for the are affordable care act. >> lisa myers will be on "morning joe" at the top of the hour at 6:00 a.m. some news outside of d.c. to talk about. a federal judge blocked a key part of a texas law toughening access to abortions one day before the law was set to take effect. the judge threw out the portion that required doctors who perform the procedures to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals 30 miles or less away. critics say it would have forced 1/3 of the state's clinics to shut down. wendy davis filibustered the legislation over the sum per the bill ultimately passed and davis is now running for governor against attorney gener
notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1st. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be even lower because of the challenges we've had with the web site. >> reporter: angered to learn that figures are compiled daily after being told there weren't any, the republican chair of the house ways and means committee today demanded all enrollment data by 5 p.m. or else that it could be subpoenaed. last word, scott, nothing had been provided. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson in our washington newsroom, thank you. sharyl. so why didn't the president know that his signature program was in such trouble? we'll talk to his former chief of staff. a tiny drug company believes that this pill could go a long way towards stocking the meth epidemic. and the storm that swamped texas blew into the east. when the "cbs evenin
abandoned because it would significantly improve obama's chances. at the white house, press secretary jay carney said obama never consider dropping biden from the ticket. >> what i can tell you without a doubt is that the president never considered that and had anyone brought that idea to him, he wouldn't have -- would have laughed at out of the room. >> on sunday, president obama campaign in virginia for democratic candidate terry mcauliffe ahead of tuesday's gubernatorial election. he is squaring off against republican convention alley, virginia's attorney general. obama seized on the anti-to the recent government shutdown in his remarks. >> you have seen some extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they are willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. [boos] this isn't just speculation, we saw it last month. here in virginia you felt the pain of the first government shutdown in 17 years. and there are a lot of states that felt more of the
the press," david gregory, white house press secretary, jay carney, leigh gallagher and later, celebrity chef rocco dispirito. >> are you going to put on an apron and cook? >> yeah, i'm going to put on an apron and say mmm delicious. top stories from the politico playbook. bill karins is up now. >> as far as my forecast goes for today, if you are going to be traveling in the northeast, the airports are going to be a big issue especially this morning. we have strong thunderstorms with high winds that are going to blow through the big cities. as far as right now, they are located in central pennsylvania on interstate 81. they are going to head into the big city. not even lightning with the storm. it's a strong line of storms with winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. winds are 36 in philly. 39 in buffalo. a windy day. it's very warm. feels like the spring feel with the humidity. when the front goes through, bad weather with it. you don't want to be under big trees with the winds gusting to 40 to 50 miles per hour. the rain is early today in the east. it's when the worst airport delays wil
spied on its allies, but at the white house was a hot topic. jay carney said president obama assured angela merkel there is not and will not be any spying on her. this was the reaction when he was asked about leaders of france and japan. >> i just don't have anything more specific about specific alleged operations or conversations the president may or may not have had with foreign leaders. >> the freedom act proposes ending bulk collection of records if not directly linked to terrorism, can did he say stein intelligence or suspected foreign agents. >> one major point was made to surveillance policies, saying everybody else is doing it too. they claim some of the information came from nato allies, not u.s. spying. greece has admitted to spying on the u.s. and others in the 1990's at the hearing. james clapper made it clear the u.s. is in good company. >> you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence service leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> he said the white house was aware the n.s.
out because of these phone calls. jay carney at the white house says the allegation is preposterous and inaccurate, but one insurance insider willing to go on the record, major consultant for the health insurance industry and critic of obama care tells cnn that the white house is excerpts massive pressure on the industry, including trade associations to keep quiet. and our sources are confirming to us what he says adding they fear retribution from the white house. there is embarrassment about the policies that need to be dropped or canceled due to the obama care regulations. but he also says the industry specifically warned the administration this would be the result if those additional coverage requirements moved forward which they did. >> the white house flatly denying that they are excerpting a exerting any pressure at all, right in. >> yes, according to jay carney, he says it ignores the fact insurance companies are talking about the law because they are trying to reach millions of new customers who will now have new affordable options available. >> drew griffin, thank you. comi
, wrong and irresponsible. stuart: i'm trying to see jay carney respond to this. i don't know if he has a press conference today but i want to see the response. >> the other issue is the administration knew this. they were regulations the obama administration wrote these rules, they knew this was coming. the president has been saying you can keep your plan and they knew that was not true. stuart: when it is a bigger bomb shell than yesterday. thank you very much. the irs scandal, remember that? making its way back into the headlines. new e-mails obtained by judicial watch reveal that lois lerner shared highly confidential tax information on several tea party groups with the federal election commission. that is a violation of federal law. monica crowley here anxious to get in on this one. it is the violation of federal law. you may not disseminate that information to anybody. >> confidential tax information, tax-exempt applications, there donor list and we heard from events over the last six months or so when the scandal broke that maybe there was some information sharing, now we have do
is involved who? he let out a couple of details. when will this website be fixed? and press secretary jay carney also refused to lay out a time line and the publication consumer reports boiled it down, stay away from the website for at least another month. joining now new york post columnist, fox news contributor michael goodwin, ron christie, great to have you with us here. and fox news contributor j asam. >>> why won't they talk in specifics about the problems by their account, millions and millions are encountering with healthcare.gov. why not? >> i think, lou, we heard him actually, today, talk in specification, about the problem and say they were going to be fixed. we have to keep in mind, lou, there were a number of republican governors, a number of republican attorney generals that tried to sabotage this program when you look at states like oregon. >> i got to stop it. i just got -- >> i'm listen zblg you tell me, what are the reasons and the problems in the delays? why isn't this working? why isn't that working? who are the people brought in for this so-called tech surge. if that'
. here is the white house spokesman jay carney. >> wow. tough weekend, huh? thanks for being here. i hope you had a great weekend. the red sox won last night, in case you missed it. heck of a season -- heck of a series. the whole team. very exciting. for baseball fans everywhere. was not as good. [laughter] before i take your questions, a couple announcements. first, tomorrow the president will meet with ceo's from financial, energy, information sectors to defense discuss the implementation of the president's executive order improving infrastructure cybersecurity. this meeting is part of the administration's ongoing dialogue with the private sector on cybersecurity. second announcement. this went on a different subject. the centers for medicare and studies announce major savings for seniors and people due tosabilities measures by the affordable care act to strengthen medicare. next year, premiums and adaptable spore medicare part b, which covers items like physicians visits, outpatient hospital services, and durable medical equipment, will not increase. zero percent growth from 2013. in f
for a mistake. white house press secretary jay carney today admitted obamacare will cause some americans to lose their current health care insurance. much more to come. i am lou dobbs. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. the obama administration finally admitting that the president was wrong to claim that americans could keep their health care insurance if they so as to define obamacare. there admission comes as the white house is faced with
. and white house press secretary jay carney now admitting this. >> what the president said and everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought along by the affordable care act that man mall. it's true there are existing healthcare plans on the minimum market that don't meet those minimum standards and don't qualify for the act. >> nice to see you, john. >> nice to be here. >> when are politicians going to realize we have videotape. >> i don't know. there was never any nuances. he never said most of you will be able to keep your plans or some of you can keep your plan if the government says it's good enough. he said all of you can keep it, end of story, period. at one point he said this is another quote from 2009, the government is not going to make you change plans under health reform. there was never any escape there or knew abc. now it's proving not to be true for millions of people. >> tough luck for those -- what does that mean for them? it sounds sort of mean. did he promise it. it's not like it was a slip. we got too many of them. >> exactly. right now we are seei
. >>> in the meantime the white house admitted in the form of jay carney, it's true, some medical policies don't meet the affordable care act's minimum standard and so they don't qualify, you won't be able to keep them. think about that. the white house is now admitting that they have known for, as it turns out, since 2010, according to nbc news and the "wall street journal," they knew back then that there are many, in fact millions of americans who would lose their health insurance policies. and yet the president was out all the way from 2009 until recently saying this. >> we will keep this promise to the american people. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. period. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. period. no one will take it away. no matter what. first, if you're one of the more than 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. this law will only make it more secure and more affordable. >> anyone frustrated yet? what was sold versus what's being told to the american people now
think he's put out statements through jay carney that he would never go that far. that he's been very careful in walking the line that has been walked before in terms of presidential power and opportunities and options. >> well, that may be the case. but the government, in general, the administration and the directives that come down from, by tone or other avenues has been to expand government powers and to take, take some leeway here and there with certain, like for example the irs investigations of tea party people. i mean, i think we are all aware that there's more government overreach than we've experienced before in our personal lives. and i think that's what appeals to ted cruz's, to his constituents. now some of what he -- >> yes, but those people work at -- but kathleen, we're talking about the president here. did he appoint those people at irs or did w? >> apparently the president has nothing to do with anything. >> no. >> he pleads ignorance on everything that comes along in the news these days. >> wasn't that a holdover person? you pointed the case of irs. so i have to go a
be disruptions and potentially cancellation notices for employer-baked -- employer-based plans. and jay carney insists this will be in the employers' hands and the in the early stage their costs are coming down so they should not be kicking peep off -- kicking people off plans. >> there's a report from forbes that says over 90 million individuals are going to lose their healthcare coverage they liked and had. they will have access but it's not what they want. it's what the government fors them to buy and that's not the way our system ought to work. >> costs have been going up dramatically in health care for decades, and that has put enormous pressure on american businesses and that is what brought about a situation where costs for individuals on employer plans were going up, and a lot of businesses, especially small businesses, were eliminating healthcare coverage. and these are problems the affordable care act was designed to address. >> the national federation of independent business put out a survey of 921 small business owners. 64% of them said they're seeing their health insurance premium
's credibility on the issue has taken a hit. jay carney says over time they hope to change the narrative because as more people get the benefits and see the positives, the think it's going to turn around. >> ed, administration officials insist 5% of americans will be in the middle of this. but the president promised all of us. 5% is a lot of millions of people, and republicans say they think it's higher. >> that's right. 5% basically, 14-15 million people. so that's negligent. -- significant. and the republicans quoting a story, if you go back to the federal register in june of 20 10. officials posted comments about the new law which had just been signed into law, that suggested it would not just be a hit to individual insurance plans but disruption of employer, based health plans and we may see people being dropped there. so that would change the narrative again negatively for the administration, because it would be a bigger personal of people, it would include people who have insurance through their employer, which the white house says you'll be fine if you're in that category. this report fro
: spokesman jay carney would not close the door on possibility of cancellation notices coming. but he said that is up to employers who are seeing the rate of health care cost increases come down. >> it is less than 1/3 of increase a decade ago. so problem salved? no problem improved, yes. >> reporter: national federation of independent business revealed a new survey of 921 small business owners who say opposite. 64% of those small businesses say, they are paying more for insurance premiums per employee than in 2012, the small be owner in seattle said she already has a cancellation notice. >> i thought i would get a letter from my company, said your rates have gone up. it did not even occur to me that i would get a letter saying you are canceled. >> reporter: a new "wall street journal" nbc poll suggestions that president took a hit on the issue, asked their opinion on the new law, 6% say it working well, 48% said it needs minor chairmans, 28% want a major overall, 24% to be eliminated. and recent reports of web site woes and other problem, 9% said, made them more confident about the law, 4
from president obama to press secretary jay carney insist they have not blocked any benghazi witnesses from talking to congressional investigators but then you hear u.s. senators talk most notably senator lindsey graham say that is always in. the administration is blocking the witnesses. one thing is clear. someone is fuming the facts or even lying big time. they can't both to be right to. stop the drama the back and forth, foot dragging and finger pointing. wouldwouldn't you like it put them in the same room. we deserve the truth and it would be nice to be spared the political drama. that's the problem with washington. it's all about the fight. never the facts. and that's my off the record comment tonight. if you have an important story or issue you think i should take off the record, you know where to find me, gretawire.com. tell me all about it and, while you see them here on fox news all the time. charles krauthammer is also a plulter is prize winning author. nice to see you charles? >> pleasure to be here. i like this set. >> pretty fancy. it's pretty nice. new home it? >> is my n
in the white house press room is not just sort of the standard political back and forth. but if jay carney is going out there and he's saying things that look like bald faced lies, these reporters just throw up their arms and say what were we doing? so i think the trust and honesty has been broken. >> the a ip this week said we can't even get honest pictures of this president. i think that plays in, howie, to something that is going on with the press in this town. we are managed to such an extent by the white house and everybody else. but this administration has taken it to another level in terms of media management and access to this president just about nonexistent. so i read this week they have some columnists in here and there, typically people favorable, very limited, very small. but is the president reaching out to the larger media? no. >> well, then you have front page analysis in the "new york times" where the buck stops, some see a bystander and even dana millback wants obama to know when did he know it? answer, not much and about a minute ago. and it's hard, just to briefly touch
was one of about 30 officials before he spoke in the park. jay carney gave a somewhat tortured response to a simple question. does the president support barbara buono. >> i haven't done asked that question in a while. i will have to get back to you. i think he met with her in new jersey earlier this year. i don't have updates on that. he supports her, but i honestly -- sorry. >> the candidate for governor, rodney dangerfield. i'm sure you are saying this is frustrating. this is a governor running for higher office. he had ethical clouds surrounding him and it's something we need to discuss. there is no one more enamored with chris christie than himself. the fact is that there serious issues and if women knew and that's what we were trying to get through with that special election that this governor scheduled for u.s. senate and our election on the fifth, people are focusing on it. people say wait a minute, this guy is anti-choice, anti-marriage equality and anti-planned parenthood and anti-pay equity. he is aligned with the tea party with social values. >> it is hard for a large state l
in the time of the deadly crash. we have it for you. nwe'll be watching. >> jay carney is having a briefing now. in a moment ago heated exchange with johnathon carl responding to documents that the white house knew there was no benefit in terms of time to enroll with obama care with paper work than the website but made people feel better. >> john, we never said that you the impoint of the process wouldn't go through healthcare.gov. >> that is not true, jay. look at your own words on october. roll over the phone ore enroll in person. on october 23rdrd. four ways to enroll in the exchanges. you didn't say go to healthcare.gov. you said four ways. it is by mail or website. you said four different ways. it is only one way through healthcare.gov. >> you can, have this. >> that's what is here. >> you can say it by yourself. >> i am trying to understand why the president gave the american public the impression and told them they can apply. >> they can call and the process is taken over from there. >> how do they enroll. >> when their paper work is processed on healthcare.gov. >> that is continuing
gets back on track but told fox the rollout has obviously not been good. jay carney today would not really address why the white house ignored those warnings about how they needed to beef up the staff, have one person who is a point person. he wouldn't address why they wouldn't do all of that, but he said this -- >> well, i think there were senior people focused on passage of and implementation of the affordable care act. there's no question about that. if the question is, do we wish the website was wishing more effectively and thus that more had been done to make sure it would work effectively come october 1st, the answer is unquestionedably yes. >> they do have a point person in terms of fixing the design. but he's leaving at the end of the year from hhs to come over here to the white house for an economic post so they'll have to look for someone else if they need a point person and the question really from that memo is why didn't they have a point person long ago? >> ed henry, thank you very much. that's the very question that ken cuccinelli, the republican gubernatorial cand
, the president said they could keep their current plans. >> chris, thank you. speaking of all this, jay carney was just asked about this. the white house daily briefing happeni happening. we're going to tell you what he says the president means by folks keeping their insurance. what's the real deal? that's next. the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day. he was a matted mess in a small cage. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everything he needed at angie's list. join today at angieslist.com and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom re
jay carney finally acknowledged yesterday that to some extent that promise is being broken. watch this. >> so it's true that there are existing health care plans on the individual market that doesn't meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the affordable care act. there are some can be grandfathered if people want to keep insurance that is substandard. martha: meanwhile republican senator ted cruz, raising concerns over people not only losing their current insurance, but losing their jobs over obamacare. watch this. >> one. real problems with obamacare is people all over the country are losing their health insurance because of obamacare. you've got millions of people who are losing their jobs, who are being forced into part-time work, who are seeing health insurance premiums skyrocket and whose insurance is being canceled right now because of obamacare. listen -- >> any other issue but you chose this one? >> it is number one job killer in the country. martha: now we're starting to see the actual effects of all of this in numbers with hundreds of thousands of peopl
person signed up. jay carney had an answer though. listen to his explanation for these numbers. watch. >> what you have learned from selected cherry picked leaks from republican committee is that there are notes out there from a contractor that make estimates about figures related to enrollees in the early days of this process. the web site wasn't functioning very well on october 1st or october 2nd. in fact, it hasn't been functioning well in the first month since the launch. if the implication from this disclosure is that the web site wasn't working effectively on october 1st. i think that is a dog bites man story. we know that. and when we have fully compiled data about enrollment in the middle of this month for october. we're going to release it. >> how long does it take to get data from a web site. can i look up any web site. >> it has to work, first. >> you can find out who is on the site instantly. they claim they don't have these numbers. they are mad that the numbers that they don't have leaked. >> sometimes i feel sorry for jay carney sometimes i just look you are in a no-win
know, what's the point? jay carney today was, frankly, apologetic. they said they're going to go ahead and make some changes. let me play just as jay described it. >> we recognize that there need to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> so does he have a point? that there should be additional constraints? or is that basically unilaterally disarming as someone told me today, that the u.s., if it backs down now and stops doing this monitoring, it would be very damaging possibly for the security of the u.s. as well as its allies? >> what he said was the diplomatic correct thing to say. the executive branch is in charge of this. they know what they've got to look at in order to keep america safe. this is not a partisan issue. this is a bipartisan issue. we all agree that we've got to do the kind of intelligence gathering that we do in order to keep americans safe. >> so you don't think they're going to back off unnecessarily. they're going to say the right thing, but they're going to do what they need to do. >> the other side would say the same thing under the
're gathering so much we don't know what we're gathering. the president doesn't even know, what's the point? jay carney today was, frankly, apologetic. they said they're going to go ahead and make some changes. let me play just as jay described it. >> we recognize that there need to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> so does he have a point? that there should be additional constraints? or is that basically unilaterally disarming as someone told me today, that the u.s., if it backs down now and stops doing this monitoring, it would be very damaging possibly for the security of the u.s. as well as its allies? >> what he said was the diplomatic correct thing to say. the executive branch is in charge of this. they know what they've got to look at in order to keep america safe. this is not a partisan issue. this is a bipartisan issue. we all agree that we've got to do the kind of intelligence gathering that we do in order to keep americans safe. >> so you don't think they're going to back off unnecessarily. they're going to say the right thing, but they're going to do
there was a protest. jay carney the president and susan rice claimed there was no evidence of an al qaeda connection, it was not preplanned it was a protest spawned by hateful video that went bad. my belief the fbi interviews two days after should be released to the congress so we can see if whether or not there was evidence that there was never a protest. >> is there another way to do th this? janet yellen leading the federal reserve arguably one of the most important positions leading in washington in the coming years ahead. >> absolutely, yes. >> is it fair to hold up one part of government in order to make a point on another? >> is it fair to tell the congress when you have a national security failure like this, we will not make available to you the people who survived the attack so you can make an independent inquiry, is it fair to withhold from the congress a separate branch of the government with oversight responsibilities, the basic evidence about what happened. i don't like holding up people, that's not in my nature. i've run out of ideas and i am not going to let this whole chapter close w
told the germans he didn't know about this. what jay carney said is we are not doing it now, we will not do it in the future. >> it started under president bush but continued under president obama. >> he said he would change things. there is more continuity from president bush to president obama on a lot of security issues than people would have imagined. there is a lot of blow back with the president with his allies. >> george, is it fair to say the rules are changing on spying on our friends, at least? >> a new technology has given government new power. what we know about government is they use the powers they get. i'm more sympathetic to angela merkel than i think brit is. i think to understand it, you have to understand she was born in 1954 in east germany. she grew up in a surveillance state administered by the secret police. you want to understand that, go to a movie. go to see "the lives of others" 2006, won an academy award. the best foreign language films. >> i have seen it. pretty scary. >> so evidently did mr. snowden who reportedly was influenced by this. so did bill
theresa, some are jumping on a statement by white house press secretary jay carney today as alleged proof that the president is seizing health care from honest americans. take a listen to this. >> there are going to be changes brought about by the affordable care act to create minimum standards. maternity care is covered, prevent active services are comfort, mental health services are covered. the insurance policy you buy doesn't have an annual limit or lifetime limit. so it's true that there are existing health care plans on the individual market that don't meet those minimum standards, and therefore, do not qualify for the affordable care act. >> so people won't be able to be ripped off by substandard plans. what a pit. but is this the line of -- is this line of attack proof that the website will be fixed and republicans then will really have to move on? >> not only do they realize that. let's take a step back and see who they put ahead now to fix this -- the computer glitch. it's jeff zients. jeff zients headed up the advisory board, a health care company that pulled together best prac
and who want to -- >> white house spokesman jay carney. we'll leave it here and return to live coverage of the u.s. senate. is there a sufficient second? there is a sufficient second. the clerk will call the roll. vote: vote: the presiding officer: does any senator wish to vote or change their vote? if not, the yeas are 45, the nays are 54. and the motion to proceed is not agreed to. under the previous order, the senate will proceed to executive session to consider the following nomination, which the clerk will report. the clerk: nomination, national labor relations board, richard f. griffin jr. of the district of columbia to be general counsel. the presiding officer: under the previous order, there will be two minutes of debate equally divided in the usual form prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. who yields time? the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: madam president, we're getting ready to vote to end debate. this is the cloture vote on richard griffin to serve as general counsel of the national labor relations board. as i stated yesterday, this is an import
grandfathered in. >> that was white house press secretary jay carney a few moments ago. tomorrow health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies before the house energy and commerce committee. it will be the first time she'll field questions. and joining me now live, senior political editor, mark murray, let's talk about in nbc report and the information we know and confirmation from sten y hoyer that you have individuals that will receive cancellation letters and won't keep their plan. those who bought individual health insurance make up a sliver of the overall market and the law now gives these people more substantial insurance and protections than they have before. that is the fact there but you still have individuals who have gone on the website and see in some cases their premium go up and make it more in return for that but it's not going down well, at least at this point. >> well, it all has to do with tradeoffs under this law and reform. when you look at the toe talty of the affordable care act, the people with preexisting conditions and people who have very expe
those statements more directly? >> there's no question he's going to have to do that. jay carney is going to brief in a few minutes. he's going to get hammered with these questions. this is a case the white house did not prepare the american people for what their vision of the law was going to be and now that it is colliding with the poor rollout of the nonfunctional website, this entire thing is looking like a mess and they have to fix it. if they can't fix it, we're not going to have the law. >> john harwood, thanks very much. >>> we have had one person at cnbc today dedicated to getting a comment or a representative from the white house to come on and talk about obama care. he sent three e-mails and three calls and the white house got back to us about 20 minutes ago saying that no one was availablep for our air time. we should note over the past three weeks the white house has approached us twice about having senior communications adviser david see miss on "power lunch" to talk about obama care and we did have him on both of those times. bertha coombs back with us. how is this
but at the whitehouse, it was still a hot topic. press secretary jay carney says president obama assured german chancellor angela merkel there is not and will not be any spying on her. but this was the reaction when carney was asked about leaders of france and japan. >> i just don't have anything more specific about specific alleged operations or conversations the president may or may not have had with foreign leaders. >> the chair of the senate en 't 'tilgention committee, senator dianne feinstein says she does not think america should be spying on the leaders of al libraried nations. meanwhile, the white house is saying that it is reviewing intelligence gathering techniques. john. >> randall, thank you. >>> joining us to talk about this is heather hurl better, . senior advisor and speech writer for president clinton. welcome back, heather? >> thank you for having me, john. >> you know, it strikes me that the problem is that it may be the problem is that the administration really didn't tell the american people what was going on until now. but when they were forced to. do you see it that way
paraphernal parenthetically in a speech. now, today, jay carney, this is the most telling thing i've seen all year he said of the people losing their health insurance. the 5% currently purchased insurance on an individual market and that market has been like the wild west. it has been underregulated. in other words you're an outlaw if you're in that market. it's your fault you're losing your insurance. >> well, he's not saying it's your fault. he's saying we've now regulated the market. those people had no other choice but to go. they didn't get it from their employer. >> how does he know that? these are people freely bought insurance and he's saying you bought the wrong kind of insurance. maybe they like their insurance. >> i think what tucker has just established that it wasn't an unforced error but it was absolutely forced because they couldn't have got the 60 votes if they'd turned to the country and said by the way you cannot have what you have now because all the polls show, again, most americans had insurance and most were happy with it. >> the white house -- you referenced this, linda
in the individual market. >> jay carney at the briefing effectively said -- >> there are going to be changes brought about by the affordable care act to create minimum standards. >> they can't be dropped for a richer package of benefits. >> maternity care, mental health services. >> this is government-run health care. >> i'll never stop fighting to help more hard-working americans know the economic security of health care. ♪ >> don't you worry. we will get to health care momentarily. but it is a very busy day in the capitol with a double dose of major congressional hearings, and challenges on twin fronts for the president. issue number one. oversight of the nsa. you are looking live right now at the house intelligence committee holding a hearing on that very issue. witnesses include the director of national intelligence, james clapper, who sounded a wri note on the outrage over u.s. international spy efforts. >> i have to say, chairman rodgers, some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie "kasa blanka," my god, there is gambling going on here. the same thing. >> indeed it is. the president f
. >> jay carney at the briefing effectively said -- >> there are going to be changes brought about by the affordable care act to create minimum standards. >> they can't be dropped for a richer package of benefits. >> maternity care, mental health services. >> this is government-run health care. >> i'll never stop fighting to help more hard-working americans know the economic security of health care. ♪ >> don't you worry. we will get to health care momentarily. but it is a very busy day in the capitol with a double dose of major congressional hearings, and challenges on twin fronts for the president. issue number one. oversight of the nsa.
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